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A great-tasting whole wheat bread recipe, easy to make with simple ingredients.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 50 mins
3 loaves


Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey in a large bowl to dissolve. Add 5 cups bread flour, and stir to combine. Let sit for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.

  • Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, remaining 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Transfer dough to a floured work surface and gradually knead in remaining 2 cups whole wheat flour. Knead until dough starts to pull away from the work surface, adding more whole wheat flour if necessary; dough should be a bit tacky to the touch, but not too sticky.

  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dish towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Grease three 9x5-inch loaf pans. Punch down the dough, and divide it into 3 loaves. Place in the prepared loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch, another 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake the risen loaves in the preheated oven until golden brown for 25 to 30 minutes, do not overbake.

  • Lightly brush the tops of the loaves with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 4.2mg; sodium 207.1mg. Full Nutrition